Calligraphy

The major characteristic of the Calligraphy brushes is the sharp angle of the brush stroke, one edge narrow and the other broad.

All of these brushes use the Cloning method and are therefore very good for using with paper textures.

In the examples below the first three brushes have been used at their default settings and have the opacity and grain at high levels.

The other examples have had both the opacity and the grain reduced to around 20% and this gives them quite a different appearance. The strokes are very similar, however, it is the texture that is different.

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^ Broad Smooth Pen 40

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* Calligraphy brush 20

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Wide Stroke 50

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Figure 3.20

Lakeside reeds.

Figure 3.20

Lakeside reeds.

The Calligraphy Thin Smooth Pen 10 was used to make this picture. The brush grain setting was reduced to around 21% in order to emphasize the grain. The opacity varied between 5% and 100% and the brush size between 8.0 and 45.0.

The small brush was used at a high opacity to sketch in the lines of the reeds and add some lines in the water. You can still see the dark lines in the water where they were put at the start of the picture with more added at various opacities at the end. Washes of color were painted with the larger brush sizes at a low opacity.

The brush was used in a very definite calligraphic style to make full use of the thin and wide strokes that are characteristic of these brushes.

Figure 3.21

Original photograph.

Figure 3.22

Detail of brush strokes.

Figure 3.21

Original photograph.

Figure 3.22

Detail of brush strokes.

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